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Saturday, April 4, 2015

The Art Of Nostalgia ...


"We do not remember days, we remember moments."
                                                  ~ Cesare Pavese
                                                                 ~ 1908-1950

Afternoon shadows of the early spring dance
tranquilly in the April sunlight at Schlicher Covered Bridge,
an historic wooden covered bridge in North Whitehall Township,
Pennsylvania. Schlicher's is a 108-foot-long, Burr Truss bridge 
that crosses the Jordan Creek and was constructed in 1882.
It has vertical plank siding and a gable roof. It was placed on the
National Register of Historic Places in 1980. It recently reopened
after needed renovations. 

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Cherry Sundae ...


"Slow down it's Sunday ..."
                           ~ "Sunday In New York"

 Who needs a sundae with a Sunday view as sweet as these
Kwanzan Cherry Trees lining North Ott Street near
Cedar Creek Parkway, Allentown, Pennsylvania
in May.

There are 46 Japanese Flowering Cherry Trees in the
vicinity. The original trees date to the late 1950s
or early 1960s.

As Bobby Darin sang, "Slow down it's Sunday!"

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Art Of The Leaf ...

"We cannot express the light in nature because we have not the sun.
We can only express the light we have in ourselves."
                                         ~ Anthony Dove (1880-1946)

An artistic view of a leaf in the snow recently at 
Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania. 

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Victorian Charm


"What I like about black and white photographs  
is that they're more like reading the book then seeing the movie."
                                                           ~Author Unknown

The historic Hotel Belvidere, built in 1831, is located in the quaint, scenic town of Belvidere, New Jersey. Belvidere is a charming Victorian town I visited this weekend, located on the banks of the Pequest and Delaware Rivers.

George Washington traveled through Belvidere at 10 a.m. July 26, 1872 when he camped at Morristown.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Frosted Sugar ...


"If winter comes, can spring be far behind?"
                   ~ Percy Bysshe Shelley,
                                                          1792-1822

                               "Ode to the West Wind"

The pond at Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania looks as 
if it's been frosted with sugar on a recent winter day.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Hues On The Rue ...


"Painting is something that takes place among the colors ..."

                                            ~ Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926)



A painterly view of Nineteenth Street in the West End Theatre District,Allentown, Pennsylvania yesterday. This block reminds me of a slice of Paris in Allentown. 

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Fire Of The Frost ...



"It is the life of the crystal,
 the architect of the flake, 
 the fire of the frost,
 the soul of the sunbeam, 
This crisp winter air is full of it."
                             ~ John Burroughs
                                   ~ 1837-1921
                               ~ "Winter Sunshine"
                                                    ~ 1875                        
                                     

An artistic view of leaves frozen in a chunk of ice in January at Wehr's Covered Bridge Park, Orefield, Pennsylvania reminded me of the line penned by John Burroughs.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Log Cabin In The Snow


"When snow falls, nature listens."
~ Antoinette Van Kleeff

The springhouse in Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania is 
surrounded by winter's quiet beauty on a recent afternoon.
The log cabin was part of the summer estate of General Harry C. Trexler (1854-1933),
an Allentown industrialist who built a business empire in Allentown. 
The park is his namesake.  

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Softly, As I Leave You ...

"Softly, I will leave you softly
For my heart would break
if you should wake
and see me go..."
                                ~ "Softly, As I Leave You"

The image of a man walking yesterday in the freshly fallen snow at
Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania brought to mind
the lyrics to the beautiful 1960s song made popular by singers
such as Bobby Darin.

"Softly, As I Leave You" is a popular Italian song composed by
Giorgio Calabrese and Tony Da Vita translated into
English by Al Shaper. 

Monday, February 3, 2014

A Winter Peace

"Every moment and every event of every man's life on earth
plants something in his soul."
                                                          ~ Thomas Merton

I always the sight of a picturesque country church, especially in the snow.
This is Jordan Evangelical Lutheran Church, Orefield, Pennsylvania
on a recent winter afternoon. The church was established in 1734.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Winter At Robin Hood Dell


"On earth, there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it."
                                                                                      ~ Jules Renard

Robin Hood Dell, one of my favorite spots in Lehigh Parkway, Allentown, Pennsylvania,
after a fresh snowfall last week.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Solitude With A Friend


"Don't walk behind me; I may not lead.
Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow.
Just walk beside me and be my friend."
                  ~ Albert Camus
                                 ~1913-1960


A man and his dog walking recently in the freshly fallen snow at Lehigh Parkway, Allentown, Pennsylvania speaks volumes about
friendship on a quiet winter day.

Monday, January 20, 2014

A Winter's Trail ...

"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference."
                  ~ "The Road Not Taken," 
                                                      ~ Robert Frost

Walking the wintry trail today at Lehigh Parkway, Allentown, Pennsylvania
brought to mind the famous words of Robert Frost in "The Road Not Taken." 

                                                                   

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Crystal Blue Persuasion ...


"Better get ready to see the light,
Love, love is the answer,
Ooh, ooh and that's all right."
                                        ~ "Crystal Blue Persuasion"

Leaves frozen in this chunk of ice recently at Wehr's Covered Bridge Park,
Orefield, Pennsylvania brought to mind the 1969 song originally recorded
by Tommy James and the Shondells, composed by Eddie Gray, 
Tommy James and Mike Vale. 

 

Monday, January 13, 2014

A Journey Begins ...


"He whose face gives no light, shall never become a star."
                                                             ~ William Blake

Awash in the December sunlight, a leaf reflects as it begins its journey
down the Jordan Creek at Wehr's Covered Bridge Park,
Orefield, Pennsylvania. 

Monday, January 6, 2014

Softly Comes The Winter ...

" The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep."
                                   ~ Robert Frost

The springhouse in Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania 
isn't exactly in the woods but looks like it could be on this
December afternoon. 
This log cabin was part of the summer estate of General Harry C. Trexler
(1854-1933), an American industrialist who built a business empire
in Allentown. The park is his namesake. 

Friday, January 3, 2014

Painter's Box


"In nature, light creates the color.
In the picture, color creates the light." 
                                  ~ Hans Hofmann

A window in the historic Bogert's  Covered Bridge, Lehigh Parkway, 
Allentown, Pennsylvania frames a view of the Little Lehigh Creek
flowing beneath the bridge today.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Sugared Canvas


"Snow on one side of the canvas, silence on the other.
I'd call that a perfect painting." ~ Jarod Kintz

The snow covered pond at Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania looks
as if it were dusted with sugar on a December afternoon. 


Friday, December 27, 2013

Painting Autumn ... Video





Norah Jones' wistful "Painter Song" colors my original video, "Painting Autumn," a celebration of nature's beauty in this colorful season.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Gold Paint


"The substance of painting is light." ~ Andre Derain

The melted snow paints itself across the path in the afternoon sunshine this
week at Trexler Memorial Park, Allentown, Pennsylvania.